Topic Archives: Chocolate

Posted in New Releases, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Barrel Aged Wild Heaven Height of Civilization Now Available

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization, the brewery’s barrel aged Civilization Barleywine has officially hit shelves. 

In 2014, the brewery purchased Dulce Vida Organic Tequila barrels ahead of this release. Wild Heaven Height of Civilization spent four months aging in the barrels prior to bottling.

The base beer, Wild Heaven Civilization Barleywine, brewed with dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, tart cherries, cranberries, and cocoa nibs that have been re-hydrated in Four Roses bourbon.

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization is available in 750ml bottles for a limited time.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Lemons, Hibiscus, Cherries, Cranberries, Cocoa Nibs. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Release: May, 2015

12+% ABV

Below, the beer enters the barrel in late 2014. 

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization

Posted in Don't Miss This, Weyerbacher

Weyerbacher 20th Anniversary Celebrating 20 Years

Weyerbacher 20th Anniversary

Weyerbacher 20th Anniversary Ale will celebrate the Easton, Pennsylvania’s 20 years of craft brewing.

Each time Weyerbacher releases an anniiversry brew, it’s different. 2015’s birthday beer is a Belgian-Style dark ale, brewed with coriander and the licorice flavors of star anise.

As in the past, Weyerbacher Anniversary Ale will be available in 12oz bottles.

Style: Belgian-style Dark Ale (w/ Coriander, Star Anise.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: TBA

11% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

First Look: Terrapin Moo Hoo Cans

Terrapin Moo Hoo Cans

When Terrapin Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout returns in the fall, you’ll find it for the first time in cans. The creamy sweet offering features cocoa nibs from Olive & Sinclair in Nashville, Tennessee and milk sugar (lactose) for a silky mouthfeel.

The Terrapin “Moo-Hoo” Chocolate Milk Stout proudly uses cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company to give this beer its great taste! An  appetizing cold weather treat this sweet stout is rich creamy and uniquely satisfying. Beer and Chocolate together they truly make one of life’s great indulgences.

Terrapin’s can game is strong in 2015. In addition to Terrapin RecreationAle, and Hi-5 IPA, Hopsecutioner is now available in 12oz and 16oz options. That’s not all either. Terrapin Golden Ale, Rye Pale Ale and Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale are now in cans. Soon – Terrapin will release Pumpkinfest, Moo Hoo (seen above) and 19.2oz cans of So Fresh, and So Green, Green.

In the meantime, keep drinking.

Style: Milk Stout (Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Shells & Lactose)
Hops: Nugget, Willamette
Malt: 2 Row Pale, Flaked Oat, Chocolate, Crystal 85, Carafa III Special, Roasted Barley

6% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, A Ben & Jerry’s Collaboration

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a new collaboration with Ben & Jerry’s is on the horizon in Fort Collins, Colorado. The chocolate-y brown ale initially looks to benefit, or at least create awareness for Protect Our Winters, an organization founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones. The organization seeks to lessen the impact of climate change on America’s snow laden mountains.

When two B Corps come together, delicious ideas are created. Our mutual dedication to using business as a force for good means you get to enjoy this brown ale laden with the chocolatey, salted-caramel, vanilla goodness while helping Protect Our Winters combat climate change. Dig in!

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale will be available in 22oz bottles. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Cocoa)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: TBA

6.3% ABV

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Coming Soon, Headlines

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate Launches in June

Boulevard imperial Stout Aztec Chocolate

Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, MO) is releasing variations of their Smokestack Series Imperial Stout this year. Imperial Stout X – Coffee has already come and gone, but soon, Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate will hit shelves.

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate features cinnamon, dried pasilla negro and ancho chiles, plus cacao nibs.

AThe second installment, Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate, takes inspiration from traditional drinking chocolate referred to as Xocoatl. The ancient Aztecs held chocolate in such high regard that in addition to its place as a holy drink in ceremonies, cacao beans were a form of currency…

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate will be available in 750ml bottles in June, 2015

StyleImperial Stout (w/ Chocolate, Cinnamon, Chili Peppers.)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Arrival: June, 2015

11% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter Jelly Porter, Side Project #25

Terrapin Liquid Lunch

Terrapin Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter Jelly Porter is slated to be the brewery’s Side Project #25.

Taking a page from another peanut butter offering, Liquid Bliss, the brewing team has made your favorite lunch as a kid, boozy. We are assuming the crusts are cut off.

Cut off the crust and unwrap the flavor of this fruit centric beer. Hand crafted using real raspberries, “Liquid Lunch”  Peanut Butter Jelly Porter combines all the elements of a familiar lunch time snack.

Terrapin Liquid Lunch will be available in 22oz bottles. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

Style: Porter (w/ Peanut Butter, Cocoa Nibs, Raspberries.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

7.7% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Ninkasi Brewing

Space Yeast Makes Ninkasi Ground Control

Ninkasi Ground Control

This past summer, Ninkasi Brewing unveiled the Ninkasi Space Program (NSP). The goal? Send yeast to space and back, and use it in a new beer.

The first mission of NSP took flight with a rocket that was launched by the Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT) and Team Hybriddyne from Spaceport America. 16 vials of brewer’s yeast were packed on the first flight. Unfortunately, the payload was lost in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for 27 days, and the yeast perished.

In October of 2014, six more vials of brewer’s yeast was sent 77.3 miles upward, and back to Earth safely. Neil Armstrong would have been proud.

“After almost two years of research, development, lab time, and two separate rocket launches to garner space yeast, we have finally completed our mission,” says Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi CEO and co-founder. “It was a project born out of passionate people coming together to try something new and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

The result is Ninkasi Ground Control, an imperial stout brewed with yeast that has touched the stars.

Ninkasi Ground Control is nuanced Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs. The brewery is “launching” the new offering on April 13, 2015 in 22oz bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs)
Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet (See a theme?)
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated

Availability: 22oz Bottles
Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR, WA. Canada: Alberta, BC, Vancouver

10% ABV, 80 IBUs

Fun fact: Eugene, Oregon based Neal Williams is the artist behind the Ground Control label, whose works include concert posters for Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Matthew Band, Interpol, and The Head & The Heart. Image via Ninkasi Brewing.